Kermit Davis and the Ole Miss basketball program landed their highest-ranked recruit in program history on Saturday afternoon.
Matthew Murrell, a 6-foot-4, 190 pound shooting guard, is a commitment from a top-50 recruit. The four-star guard is ranked as the No. 45 recruit in the nation and No. 9 shooting guard in the class of 2020.
The commitment comes at a good time for coach Kermit Davis and the Rebel basketball program, with top target Jaemyn Brakefield recently committing to Duke.
In came Murrell, who attended Whitehaven High School in Memphis before transferring to IMG Academy in Florida.
Murrell has performed well on the AAU stage, averaging roughly 15 points and a couple boards a game from Team Thad, a program of the Young for Youth Foundation started by NBA player Thaddeus Young, in Memphis. Murrell was in high demand garnering attention from Auburn, Florida, Texas and Vanderbilt among other schools. Vanderbilt hired Faragi Phillips, Murrell’s high school coach in Memphis.
Murrell will be a welcome addition to the Rebels in 2020 with senior Breein Tyree gone after this season, and Devontae Shuler might leave the program early. Both players are integral parts of the team, and Murrell would fill that high profile guard spot on the roster.
Murrell will join Shon Robinson next year, hoping to help elevate to a rising Ole Miss basketball program.